Fine Arts

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    The fine arts incorporate the study of dance, music, theatre, and the visual arts to offer unique experiences and empower students to explore realities, relationships, and ideas. These disciplines engage and motivate all students through active learning, critical thinking, and innovative problem solving. The fine arts develop cognitive functioning and increase student academic achievement, higher-order thinking, communication, and collaboration skills, making the fine arts applicable to college readiness, career opportunities, workplace environments, social skills, and everyday life. Students develop aesthetic and cultural awareness through exploration, leading to creative expression. Creativity, encouraged through the study of the fine arts, is essential to nurture and develop the whole child.

Courses

  • Art 1
    Grade: 8-Jul
    Course Key: 560100
    Course Name: Art 1
    Grade: 8-Jul

    Required Prerequisite(s): n/a

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    Students will explore the elements and principles of art as they create original works of art. Students will learn the design basics as they draw, paint, sculpt and create works of art through manipulation of a wide variety of materials such as pencil, paper, watercolor, chalk, crayons, pastels, paint, clay and yarn.

    Art 2
    Grade: 8-Jul
    Course Key: 560200
    Course Name: Art 2
    Grade: 8-Jul

    Required Prerequisite(s): 6th Grade Art or Art 1

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    Students will develop design skills through the creation of original works of art. Students will use a variety of media such as pencil, paper, watercolor, chalk, crayons, pastels, paint, clay and fibers.

    Art 2 Advanced
    Grade: 8-Jul
    Course Key: 560201
    Course Name: Art 2 Advanced
    Grade: 8-Jul

    Required Prerequisite(s): Instructor Approval

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    Students will continue developing their design skills as they create original works of art. Students will build on the knowledge of the elements and principles of design. They will use a variety of materials such as pencil, paper, cardboard, watercolor, acrylic paint, tempera paint, chalk, crayons, chalk and oil pastels, paint, clay and fibers.

    Theatre 1
    Grade: 7
    Course Key: 561100
    Course Name: Theatre 1
    Grade: 7

    Required Prerequisite(s): n/a

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    This course is designed as an introduction to the basics of theatre arts including the types of stages, stage areas, and audience etiquette. The student will explore creative movement, vocal and physical warm-ups, and sensory recall within one or more of the basic acting styles.

    Theatre 2
    Grade: 8
    Course Key: 561200
    Course Name: Theatre 2
    Grade: 8

    Required Prerequisite(s): Theatre 1

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    This course allows the actor to develop and practice stage movement techniques consistently to express thoughts, feelings and actions verbally and non-verbally; develop and practice theatre warmup techniques and effective voice and diction; analyze dramatic structure and genre; perform roles such as actor, director, designer or technician and collaborate with others to tell a story through live theatre performance.

    Course Key: 561301
    Course Name: Theatre 2 Advanced
    Grade: 8

    Required Prerequisite(s): Audition and Instructor Approval

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    This course allows the student to interpret characters using the voice and body expressively, create dramatizations, and critique live performances through improvisation and scripted scenes. Students will experiment with technical elements of theatre and research theatrical heritage in the United States and other cultures.

    Concert Band 7
    Grade: 7
    Course Key: 563200
    Course Name: Concert Band 7
    Grade: 7

    Required Prerequisite(s): Audition Required

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    The Concert Bands are a continuation of learning fundamentals of a band instrument (woodwind, brass or percussion) in a concert band setting. Students will increase their understanding and comprehension of playing techniques, music reading and theory, concert etiquette and listening skills. Students may have required musical performances (contest and concerts) and additional rehearsals outside the school day throughout the year. Students are encouraged to demonstrate and audition for placement into the advanced bands.

    Concert Band 8
    Grade: 8
    Course Key: 563210
    Course Name: Concert Band 8
    Grade: 8

    Required Prerequisite(s): Audition Required

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    The Concert Bands are a continuation of learning fundamentals of a band instrument (woodwind, brass or percussion) in a concert band setting. Students will increase their understanding and comprehension of playing techniques, music reading and theory, concert etiquette and listening skills. Students may have required musical performances (contest and concerts) and additional rehearsals outside the school day throughout the year. Students are encouraged to demonstrate and audition for placement into the advanced bands.

    Course Key: 563300
    Course Name: Symphonic Band 7
    Grade: 7

    Required Prerequisite(s): Audition Required

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    The Symphonic Band is a continuation of learning fundamentals of a band instrument (woodwind, brass or percussion) in a full concert band setting. Students will increase their understanding and comprehension of playing techniques, music reading and theory, concert etiquette and listening skills. Students will have required musical performances (UIL Contest, festivals and concerts) and additional rehearsals outside the school day throughout the year. Students are encouraged to demonstrate improvement and audition for placement into the Wind Ensemble.

    Course Key: 563310
    Course Name: Symphonic Band 8
    Grade: 8

    Required Prerequisite(s): Audition Required

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    The Symphonic Band is a continuation of learning fundamentals of a band instrument (woodwind, brass or percussion) in a full concert band setting. Students will increase their understanding and comprehension of playing techniques, music reading and theory, concert etiquette and listening skills. Students will have required musical performances (UIL Contest, festivals and concerts) and additional rehearsals outside the school day throughout the year. Students are encouraged to demonstrate improvement and audition for placement into the Wind Ensemble.

    Wind Ensemble 7
    Grade: 7
    Course Key: 563400
    Course Name: Wind Ensemble 7
    Grade: 7

    Required Prerequisite(s): Audition Required

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    The Wind Ensemble is designed for the most advanced instrumental (woodwind, brass, percussion) students in the program. Membership is by audition only. Students demonstrate a higher level of proficiency on their instruments along with increased listening, reading and theory skills. Students will have required musical performances (UIL Contest, festivals and concerts) and additional rehearsals outside the school day throughout the year.

    Wind Ensemble 8
    Grade: 8
    Course Key: 563420
    Course Name: Wind Ensemble 8
    Grade: 8

    Required Prerequisite(s): Audition Required

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    The Wind Ensemble is designed for the most advanced instrumental (woodwind, brass, percussion) students in the program. Membership is by audition only. Students demonstrate a higher level of proficiency on their instruments along with increased listening, reading and theory skills. Students will have required musical performances (UIL Contest, festivals and concerts) and additional rehearsals outside the school day throughout the year.

    Course Key: 563430
    Course Name: Philharmonic Orchestra 7
    Grade: 7

    Required Prerequisite(s): Audition Required

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    The Philharmonic Orchestra is a continuation of learning fundamentals of a string instrument (violin, viola, cello and bass) in an orchestra setting. Students will increase their understanding and comprehension of playing techniques, music reading and theory, concert etiquette and listening skills. Students will have required musical performances (UIL Contest, festivals and concerts) and additional rehearsals outside the school day throughout the year. Students are encouraged to demonstrate improvement and audition for placement into the Chamber orchestra.

    Course Key: 563440
    Course Name: Philharmonic Orchestra 8
    Grade: 8

    Required Prerequisite(s): Audition Required

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    The Philharmonic Orchestra is a continuation of learning fundamentals of a string instrument (violin, viola, cello and bass) in an orchestra setting. Students will increase their understanding and comprehension of playing techniques, music reading and theory, concert etiquette and listening skills. Students will have required musical performances (UIL Contest, festivals and concerts) and additional rehearsals outside the school day throughout the year. Students are encouraged to demonstrate improvement and audition for placement into the Chamber orchestra.

    Course Key: 563450
    Course Name: Chamber Orchestra 7
    Grade: 7

    Required Prerequisite(s): Audition Required

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    The Chamber Orchestra is designed for the most advanced instrumental string students in the program. Membership is by audition only. Students demonstrate a higher level of proficiency on their instruments along with increased listening, reading and theory skills. Students will have required musical performances (UIL Contest, festivals and concerts) and additional rehearsals outside the school day throughout the year.

    Course Key: 563460
    Course Name: Chamber Orchestra 8
    Grade: 8

    Required Prerequisite(s): Audition Required

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    The Chamber Orchestra is designed for the most advanced instrumental string students in the program. Membership is by audition only. Students demonstrate a higher level of proficiency on their instruments along with increased listening, reading and theory skills. Students will have required musical performances (UIL Contest, festivals and concerts) and additional rehearsals outside the school day throughout the year.

    Mixed Choir 7
    Grade: 7
    Course Key: 566200
    Course Name: Mixed Choir 7
    Grade: 7

    Required Prerequisite(s): Audition Required

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    This course provides an opportunity for students to continue choral development at an intermediate level. Through appropriate literature for this level students will focus on continued development of characteristic, age-appropriate tone, tonality, meter, rhythm, form, articulation, dynamics, balance, notation/terminology, melody/line, harmony, scales/patterns, posture, hand position, and technique.. Students will have required musical performances (UIL Contest, festivals and concerts) and additional rehearsals outside the school day throughout the year.

    Mixed Choir 8
    Grade: 8
    Course Key: 566210
    Course Name: Mixed Choir 8
    Grade: 8

    Required Prerequisite(s): Audition Required

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    This course provides an opportunity for students to continue choral development at an intermediate level. Through appropriate literature for this level students will focus on continued development of characteristic, age-appropriate tone, tonality, meter, rhythm, form, articulation, dynamics, balance, notation/terminology, melody/line, harmony, scales/patterns, posture, hand position, and technique.. Students will have required musical performances (UIL Contest, festivals and concerts) and additional rehearsals outside the school day throughout the year.

    Course Key: 565100
    Course Name: Acapella Choir 7
    Grade: 7

    Required Prerequisite(s): Audition Required

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    This course provides an opportunity for students to continue choral development at an advanced level. Through appropriate literature for this level students will focus on continued development of characteristic, age-appropriate tone, tonality, meter, rhythm, form, articulation, dynamics, balance, notation/terminology, melody/line, harmony, scales/patterns, posture, hand position, and technique. Students will have required musical performances (UIL Contest, festivals and concerts) and additionalrehearsals outside the school day throughout the year.

    Course Key: 565110
    Course Name: Acapella Choir 8
    Grade: 8

    Required Prerequisite(s): Audition Required

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    This course provides an opportunity for students to continue choral development at an advanced level. Through appropriate literature for this level students will focus on continued development of characteristic, age-appropriate tone, tonality, meter, rhythm, form, articulation, dynamics, balance, notation/terminology, melody/line, harmony, scales/patterns, posture, hand position, and technique. Students will have required musical performances (UIL Contest, festivals and concerts) and additionalrehearsals outside the school day throughout the year.

    Course Key: 566100
    Course Name: Concert Treble 7
    Grade: 7

    Required Prerequisite(s): Audition Required

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    This course provides an opportunity for students to continue choral development at an intermediate level. Ensembles at this level may be gender specific or mixed gender at the discretion of the director. Students will have required musical performances (UIL Contest, festivals and concerts) and additional rehearsals outside the school day throughout the year.

    Course Key: 566110
    Course Name: Concert Treble 8
    Grade: 8

    Required Prerequisite(s): Audition Required

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    This course provides an opportunity for students to continue choral development at an intermediate level. Ensembles at this level may be gender specific or mixed gender at the discretion of the director. Students will have required musical performances (UIL Contest, festivals and concerts) and additional rehearsals outside the school day throughout the year.

    Course Key: 567100
    Course Name: Concert Tenor/Bass 7
    Grade: 7

    Required Prerequisite(s): Audition Required

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    This course provides an opportunity for students to continue choral development at an intermediate level. Ensembles at this level may be gender specific or mixed gender at the discretion of the director. Students will have required musical performances (UIL Contest, festivals and concerts) and additional rehearsals outside the school day throughout the year.

    Course Key: 567110
    Course Name: Concert Tenor/Bass 8
    Grade: 8

    Required Prerequisite(s): Audition Required

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    This course provides an opportunity for students to continue choral development at an intermediate level. Ensembles at this level may be gender specific or mixed gender at the discretion of the director. Students will have required musical performances (UIL Contest, festivals and concerts) and additional rehearsals outside the school day throughout the year.

    Course Key: 567200
    Course Name: Select Tenor/Bass 7
    Grade: 7

    Required Prerequisite(s): Audition Required

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    This course provides an opportunity for students to continue choral development at an advanced level. Ensembles at this level may be gender specific or mixed gender at the discretion of the director. Students will have required musical performances (UIL Contest, festivals and concerts) and additional rehearsals outside the school day throughout the year.